Bookings for international air travel fell 20 percent below 2019 levels in the three weeks following Hamas’s attack on Israel, according to travel data service ForwardKeys.
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The Israel-Hamas war has had catastrophic impacts on Israel’s $488-billion economy, with 350,000 military reservists—about 8 percent of the country’s workforce and a large share of the retail customer base—called into service.
The neoconservative/Netanyahu agenda of reopening the Middle East wars in the interest of Greater Israel has shoved Ukraine off the screen.
A leaked Israeli document indicated that Israeli leadership is considering moving all 2 million Palestinians from Gaza and into Egypt’s Sinai peninsula—as Israel played down the document as merely “initial thoughts” on the matter.
The U.S. must consider encouraging a ceasefire before stumbling into another complicated large-scale conflict.
Following the Hamas strike on Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Qatar blamed Israel for the weekend’s major military operation that the West blamed solely on “terrorists/militants.”
Israel further inflamed tensions with Palestinians last week when its troops destroyed the home of a Palestinian who is accused of killing an Israeli soldier in a drive-by shooting in 2022.